Campaigns for Congress and the White House are barred from directly working with independent groups that can raise unlimited amounts of money. But states set their own rules on coordination.
Did Marco Rubio design a law that would let the president invite refugees into the U.S. without background checks? No.
The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in combat jobs, prompting debate in Congress about whether they must register for Selective Service just as men must.
After Tuesday night's debate, Republican candidates are heading right back to the campaign trail. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio hit the ground in both Iowa and New Hampshire Thursday.
Congress has unveiled a giant bill that will fund the government for the year and clarify the tax code. Congress will give itself an extension to get the bills passed before current funding runs out.
It has been a year since President Obama and Raul Castro set relations on a new course. The U.S. and Cuba now have reopened embassies, but they're still testing each other on key disputes.
NPR reporters dive deep into some of the claims made by candidates at Tuesday night's Republican debate.
As lawmakers revealed a spending bill to keep the government running, they also took the time to weigh in on school lunch, GM salmon, calorie postings on menus and meat labels.
Congress has been trying to tackle cybersecurity for years. After several attempts to craft information-sharing legislation, the latest one has found its way into the must-pass federal spending bill.
After holding rates near zero for seven years, the Fed approved a small increase Wednesday. While that step seems minor, the impact could be huge in 2016 as borrowing costs head up.
House Speaker Paul Ryan looks like he will avoid what would've been a government shutdown at midnight with a massive $1.1 trillion spending package. But he had to appeal to Democrats to do it.
The 4-month-old cub is now walking, squealing loudly, eating well and racing ahead of his older sister Bao Bao developmentally.
Struggling under a $72 billion debt, the territory asked for a legal change allowing it to file for some form of bankruptcy. But lawmakers have left that language out of their tax-and-spending deal.
Trump appeared serene and imperturbable, while most all the others on stage directed their fire primarily at each other. Jeb Bush was the exception, saying Trump would be "a chaos president."
Compared to this time four years ago, nearly 50% more ads have run in the presidential campaign. But the candidate spending more on ads than anyone is Jeb Bush, now mired at the bottom of the polls.
GOP presidential candidates will resume debate forums after the holidays. One political adviser pointed out that there may not be a clear frontrunner for the nomination before the party's convention.
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie's political action committee is using mobile ad technology to scoop up data about the people attending campaign events across New Hampshire.
Renee Montagne talks to Mary Beth Long, a former Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration, about how well the candidates addressed the safety issues.
Recent world events refocused the conversation on terrorism and national security. Jeb Bush sparred with Donald Trump over his comments about temporarily banning Muslims from the U.S.
Republicans like the tax package; Democrats like the spending plan. The two parties are expected to put together enough votes to get the overall deal through the House, with a smooth road beyond.